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Did You Know? Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen After He Died
2 days ago
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” This is a quote from Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist. Sorry, Albert, it appears some people didn’t agree with you on this one. They didn’t just want to imagine what was in your brain, they wanted to know. And for this reason, they stole it when you died.…
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Did you Know? Why Cassper Nyovest is the Best!
a week ago
“My parents were both teachers, so imagine you’re in Grade 10 and you sit them down on some, ‘I’m quitting school,’” says Cassper Nyovest in one of his songs. He was only 16 years old when he quit school to follow his dreams of being a musician. Fast forward to 2014, Cassper resurrected Mzansi Hip…
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Did You Know? The History of Kpop
2 weeks ago
Concepts, comebacks, debuts, and fandoms are all just a few terms that embody the culture of Kpop. From the biggest boy band, BTS to the biggest girl band Blackpink, these groups represent South Korea on a massive scale. “Let it out like Dynamite.” Do these lyrics ring a bell? Did you know Dynamite is a…
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How to de-stress
3 days ago
We live in such a fast-paced world; everything is instant, whether it’s social media or the ever-changing world of technology. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, like everything is added pressure and there is no release. Stress does that to you, it corners you into this place of anxiousness, as if you are never going to…
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How to get rid of hiccups
a week ago
Nearly everyone has had hiccups at one time or another. Most hiccups go away on their own without you having to try any remedies. Nevertheless, they can be annoying and can put you in embarrassing situations as they can strike you at any time without warning. Especially if they occur while you are eating or…
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How to release your own music
2 weeks ago
You have recorded a beautiful song and now you’re wondering how to get it out into the world. Look no further. Technology has made it easy to release music without the enormous cost of producing CDs. Did you know that you can now release music digitally and even monetise that process? A huge number of…
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Attending to my emotional wounds
yesterday
Even though black people are starting to understand that depression is real, the stigma around it is still rife. It is not uncommon to hear comments such as, moody or lazy. Because of this, we often reproach ourselves for wanting to reach out, we think ourselves too self-indulgent. Suffocating but still feeling you can’t reach…
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Miss Independent
a week ago
The oddest of experiences will most likely unfold in a taxi. Mine began with a driver who continuously cast glances at me through the review mirror until curiosity pushed him to ask, “Where is your man?” I was tempted to question what he meant but he went onto say, “He shouldn’t be letting you travel…
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Are you being ‘breadcrumbed’?
2 weeks ago
Having a crush on someone can be one of the most thrilling feelings in the world. From the butterflies you’re likely to have in your tummy, to the thumping loud beating of your heart when the object of your affection randomly texts you – being in love is so amazing! Even when your crush doesn’t…
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A woman's worth
3 weeks ago
My parents got divorced when I was four and my mom had full custody of my three sisters and me, so I grew up in an essentially all female household. My mom was the law. She clothed, fed and sheltered us. I have never known of any economic contribution from my dad from the time…
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The strength of a woman
4 weeks ago
Despite attending a number a funerals over the years, there is one that still haunts me. That day, people readily took to the podium to deliver their final messages. They described the deceased as an honest, humble man who devoted himself to his family. A man’s life stolen by an illness, leaving a loving wife…
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Dating your best friend
a month ago
Having a best friend is great. Whether you see each other on a regular basis or not, it’s always good to know that there’s someone in the world with whom you can share your deepest feelings and who knows how to get you to have a good belly laugh when really you need it. Best…
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The liquids we need
a month ago
South Africans have a very complicated relationship with alcohol. We as a nation use alcohol to lubricate the highlights of our lives, so there will be alcohol at weddings, graduations and celebrations. The vast majority of South Africans identity as Christian in faith, sometimes I feel like our favourite scripture is Ecclesiastes chapter 8, verse…
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Green flags in relationships
2 months ago
We’ve all heard of red flags in relationships. We’ve even denied second dates because of the warning signs we saw on the first one. Today we will unpack the less talked about but equally important. The green flags. Here are signs that you are either in a healthy or you will have an emotionally fulfilling…
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Critical Skills: Going Green as a Geo-hydrologist
4 days ago
Are you interested in the environment? Do you care about our water supply; is there enough for everyone, how clean is it etc.? Would you like to be working outside for some of your working day? Have you thought about becoming a geo-hydrologist? This is another job that is critically needed in South Africa and,…
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Critical skills: Becoming a quantity surveyor
2 weeks ago
Do you enjoy working with numbers? Do you pay close attention to detail? Do you enjoy negotiating and analysing and solving problems? Are you good at meeting deadlines? Perhaps you have what it takes to be a quantity surveyor (QS)! What does a quantity surveyor do? Quantity surveyors are called on to work alongside architects,…
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Critical Skills: All the way up to an FET Principal
3 weeks ago
Do you love learning and people? Do you thrive on challenges and have leadership skills? Are you organised and a good communicator? It might seem a far-off goal but South Africa does have a shortage of skilled leaders, especially at FET colleges. Have you ever thought about setting yourself an ambitious target for your future…